Bogner Uberschall Revision Blue : tonmazz's user review
"Bogner Uberschall is a powerhouse"
Product bought used in April 2009
The Bogner Uberschall rev blue is a two channel, 120 watt amp with a lot of punch and dynamics. It comes with a footswitch for the channels and tube buffered effects loop which I found quite useful. Mine has El34s and six, count em, six preamps. At least one is the loop and I think one is for the clean but lots of tubes as it should be.
While the amp comes with a clean and gain channel, the star of the show is definately the gain channel. The controls are easy to use and vary basic and all very functional with good range.
As I said above, the gain channel is brutal and just makes you want to play brutal tones all night long. It has a nice chewy midrange with just the right amount of bottom. I always say it sounds like what you wish a Marshall would do at times. I don't think it is too far off to say it is actually slightly Marshallesque in the tones you can dial in. Absolutely love this amp. I had this in an amp off with a Herbert, VH4, Twin Jet, Splawn Nitro and assorted Marshalls and it was right there with the Diezels as far as chunk and it might have been the warmest sounding amp there to be honest. I know the Diezel owner was impressed and wanted to buy it afterwards. As for the clean channel, it is useable but is just ok as cleans go. With some effects, it becomes better. You could get away with this amp doing metal and classic rock, it can do both for sure. Looks great with add on metal grill as well. This is like a $250 feature but I like it better than the cloth grill.
Overall, this is one of the best amps I have played. Bogner got this one right and the Rev Blue is a keeper for sure. Powerful tones, chunky mids and searing lead tones make this hard to beat. Does modern and classic metal and rock with ease. You never say you wish it had more snot because you can take it to the limit and then some. I have tried some of Bogner's latest attempts, like the Twin Jet and I can honestly say this amp blows that away. Mine came loaded with Tung Sol preamps which I think go well with the Uberschall and make it thick and chewy as it was meant to be. Effects loop works great and footswitchable which makes gigging it a snap. Would highly reccomend this amp to anyone who has never tried one.